William Norman Babcock

Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Norman

When William Norman Babcock was born in 1849, in Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, David Babcock, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Abrams, was 24. He married Ada Thomson on 20 September 1876, in City of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and City of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1901.

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Family Time Line

William Norman Babcock
Ada Thomson
Marriage: 20 September 1876
Robert D Babcock
Burton Babcock
Ella May Babcock
Emma Maud Babcock
Lena Babcock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1876City of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1867 · Ontario Founded
    Age 18
    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
    Age 20
    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 34
    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): although the first element of this name would suggest it is derived from the Middle English personal name Babb (see Babb ), apparently it is a post-medieval form of Badcock, from the Middle English personal name Badecok, a pet form of Bade (see Bade ) + the diminutive suffix -cok. There is no reason why a Middle English Babbecok, a pet form of Babb (itself a pet form of Barbara ), should not have existed, but evidence has yet to be found.History: James Babcock settled in Portsmouth, RI, in 1642.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (11)

    • Norman Babcock in entry for Lena Babcock, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Normon Babcock, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Wm N Babcock in entry for William H Gillespie and Ella May Babcock, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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